BELAGAVI: Belagavi City Corporation (BCC) has chalked out a plan to provide housing facility to those living in slums and families of below poverty line and low income groups under the ‘housing for all’ scheme clubbing various central and state government-run housing schemes.
BCC commissioner G Prabhu on Tuesday said that the city corporation is conducting a survey of houseless and people living in slums. Sixty surveyors and 10 supervisors have been appointed for the survey. The commissioner urged citizens falling in the category to apply within a fortnight with required documents.
For slum dwellers, houses of about 350 sqft will be distributed in G plus 3 or G plus 4 size apartments in the area where they are already residing. For this project, the central government provides Rs 2.80 lakh to SC/STs and Rs 2.20 lakh for others. The rest of the amount will be contributed by the city corporation, added Prabhu. The corporation has taken up construction of 1,044 houses at seven slums of the total 39 declared slums in the first phase under Rajiv Awas Yojana.
In order to provide affordable houses to low income groups, the corporation has purchased 28 acres 38 gunta land in Anagol, Alarwad and Kanabargi where about 3,500 houses will be constructed. Contribution of SC/STs will be 10% in this scheme while 20% for others.
Credits ET Realty